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#BCSM Spotlight – Heidi Floyd
By: bcsmadmin
Mar 11, 2015

Tell us about your breast cancer experience, including diagnosis and treatment Found the tumor myself, needle biopsy results were clear.  My oby/gyn pushed for a lumpectomy, just to make sure.  My family history had breast cancer in every generation, maternal side. Diagnosed  at 36, pregnant with my 4th child. Chemotherapy during the entire 2 and […]

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Welcome to the New Home of #BCSM!
On: Mar 9, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

The #BCSM Community website has a new look! There are many new features, and more will soon be added. First of all, you’ll notice that we’re in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. This will enable us to provide more services to our growing community. In the About section, you will find information on […]

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Long-Term Treatment Side Effects – Patient Input Requested!!

Dr. Eric Whitacre is a past-president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is the developer of the quality reporting program used by ASBrS members. He asked me if our community would be interested in providing information for an upcoming talk at our annual meeting on long-term complications of breast cancer therapy, and my […]

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What’s In A Name? Cancer – or Indolent Lesions of Epithelial Origin

What’s in a name? In the case of cancer, there are myths, fears and misinformation – more than perhaps any other illness.  Cancer encompasses hundreds of different diseases and each one is complex.  Even women diagnosed with exactly the same ‘type’ of breast cancer and who undergo the same treatment can have very different outcomes.  […]

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Guest Post: AnneMarie on the Power of Community
On: May 23, 2013
By: BCSM

We’re continuing our guest post series this week with a post from AnneMarie Ciccarella.  AnneMarie talks about the power of community. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ I can barely remember what I did yesterday, and yet, this is vivid. I can see myself sitting on the side of my bed.  It was 3AM and sleep was no where on […]

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